KNOXVILLE (WATE)-Former Tennessee Vol point guard, Bobby Maze, is back in Knoxville to host his second annual BMAZE Celebrity Basketball Tournament. Maze founded this tournament to honor his late cousin who passed away in 2012.
All the proceeds from this tournament will go to the Pat Summitt Foundation. Coach Summitt and Maze formed a strong relationship while he was playing at Tennessee. He says he was devastated to hear about Coach Summitt's condition a few years ago, but he found a way to give back, " Coach Summitt and I had a great relationship when I came on my visit here. And through my time here, she was just a person that got a lot of respect and she gave a lot of love so I just wanted to show her my appreciation of love and give back to her foundation and kind of get a cure for this cause".
Maze recruited a tremendous list of athletes and celebrities to participate in his tournament. The list contains former Vols Chris Lofton, Tobias Harris, Scotty Hopson, Meighan Simmons, and Eric Berry. Some NBA players are also playing, such as Ty Lawson, Michael Beasley, and Greg Oden. Dez Bryant and Ahmad Bradshaw are also playing in this tournament.
The tournament will be held Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Knoxville Convention Center.